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Honoring Service: Veteran George J. Graham, World War II, Korea

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Honoring Service - 08 -2021 - George J Graham
George J. Graham

George J. Graham was born in New York in 1920. In Rye his family lived at 37 Redfield St. and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. George was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1938. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Date of Birth: 1920
Died On: 1970
Street Address: 37 Redfield St.
Branch of Service: U.S. Army

George J. Graham, born on 1/16/1920 to Richard and Margaret Graham. The family, including his sister Marie, brother Richard and grandparents Otto and Eva Graham all lived at 37 Redfield St. in the town of Rye, New York. The family were parishioner of the Church of the Resurrection.

George J Graham grew up in Rye and went to Rye High School, graduating in the Class of 1938. In High School he was a junior coach, and played varsity baseball and football. George also was a member of the drivers club, the fingerprinting club and the athletic club.

After graduating George would enlist into the U.S Army, where he would serve in WW2 and Korea.

After his discharge George was employed by Ward Leonard Electric Co. in Mount Vernon. A parishioner of the Church of the Resurrection, he was a member of its Dad’s Club, the Milton Engine and Hose Co., was past commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 02; and past president of the Rye Boating Association. He was also a member of the Westchester Power Squadron and the Rye Fish and Game Club. At the time of his death at the age of 50, the World War II and Korean War veteran was survived by his wife, the former Alice Kenny; three daughters: Cecilia, Margaret and Marian, all of the home address; a sister, Mrs. Marie Visci of Rye; and a brother Richard, also of Rye.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for featuring my father, George J. Graham, I your Honoring Service column. Two editing comments: he was a volunteer fireman with the Milton Engine and Hose Company. The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla was number 62. I was touched to read your memorial, which a cousin forwarded to me.
    Marian Graham

  2. So wonderful to see Rye honoring our Veterans. Thanks for including my Dad George J. Graham in this very special tribute.

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